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ERIC Number: EJ1023012
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 84
ISSN: ISSN-0305-0068
Looking East: Shanghai, PISA 2009 and the Reconstitution of Reference Societies in the Global Education Policy Field
Sellar, Sam; Lingard, Bob
Comparative Education, v49 n4 p464-485 2013
This paper examines the outstanding performance of Shanghai, China on PISA 2009 and its effects on other national systems and within the global education policy field. The OECD's PISA is helping to create this field by constituting the globe as a commensurate space of school system performance. The effects of Shanghai's success are considered in three other national contexts: the USA, England and Australia. We combine (a) analysis of data from more than 30 research interviews with senior policy actors at the OECD, the IEA and within Australia and England; and (b) document analysis of policy speeches, commissioned research reports and media coverage from the three national contexts. Shanghai's performance in PISA 2009 produced a global "PISA-shock" that has repositioned this system as a significant new "reference society," shifting the global gaze in education from Finland to the "East" at the beginning of the so-called "Asian century."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; China (Shanghai); Finland; United Kingdom (England); United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment